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April 16th, 2008, 08:40 AM
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My one month old just had a stool with blood in it. I called the ped. and they suggested for me to cut out all dairy products and made me an appointment for Friday. We have also had very slow weight gain. Cameron was born at 9.3 and we are just up to 8.14. We battled a weak suck and falling asleep at the breast.

My question is for anyone avoiding dairy products-what do you eat? I am sitting here looking in my pantry knowing I can't eat anything in it. I am going to run out to the store but need to know what to buy?

Also, anyone have any experience with blood in their newborns stool? This is freaking me out!

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April 16th, 2008, 11:53 AM
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I havent had to go dairy free, but I have a couple friends who have. They stocked up on used Vegetarian diet mags & used those recipes which turn out to have a lot of suggestions for alternatives. Soy products are the obvious alternative, you can get soy cheese, etc.

Check out these links:

http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns...nsitivity.html

Hidden dairy: (You may find out theres more to avoid than you thought):
http://www.kellymom.com/store/freehandouts...den-dairy01.pdf

I also found out from a friend, that a loto f generic snacks are made with soy rather than dairy. The cheap store brand chocolate chip cookies are a good example. (Her children have MAJOR MAJOR dairy sensitivity & get REALLY ill if she has even a little dairy - her daughter is sitll nursing at 15 months though & shes totally gotten used to it & says its no hassle at all now).

Also check this out about dairy free diets:
http://www.mayasmom.com/talk/a135009/dairy...t_breastfeeding

http://www.nursingmomrecipes.com/

http://www.beanmom.com/nomilk.html

As for the blood in the stool - hopefully it is solely from the dairy thing... otherwise you may be elijminating other thigns. We went through this but b/c of formula allergies One reason I've been so adamant about BFing this one!

Keep up the good work.

Lala...
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April 16th, 2008, 04:18 PM
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try rice milk, to me it taste better in cereal and cooking then soy
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April 17th, 2008, 02:03 PM
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I havent had to go dairy free, but I have a couple friends who have. They stocked up on used Vegetarian diet mags & used those recipes which turn out to have a lot of suggestions for alternatives. Soy products are the obvious alternative, you can get soy cheese, etc.

Check out these links:

http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns...nsitivity.html

Hidden dairy: (You may find out theres more to avoid than you thought):
http://www.kellymom.com/store/freehandouts...den-dairy01.pdf

I also found out from a friend, that a loto f generic snacks are made with soy rather than dairy. The cheap store brand chocolate chip cookies are a good example. (Her children have MAJOR MAJOR dairy sensitivity & get REALLY ill if she has even a little dairy - her daughter is sitll nursing at 15 months though & shes totally gotten used to it & says its no hassle at all now).

Also check this out about dairy free diets:
http://www.mayasmom.com/talk/a135009/dairy...t_breastfeeding

http://www.nursingmomrecipes.com/

http://www.beanmom.com/nomilk.html

As for the blood in the stool - hopefully it is solely from the dairy thing... otherwise you may be elijminating other thigns. We went through this but b/c of formula allergies One reason I've been so adamant about BFing this one!

Keep up the good work.

Lala...[/b]
Lala you are such a wealth of information and a HUGE encouragment to me. I don't have time to post much therefore I'm not as active as I want to be. I did want to add, he's had some green poops also. I'm concerned with a fore/hindmilk issues or overactive letdown as I also have painful and strong letdowns sometimes as many as three a nursing session. My other kids had no problem tolerating it never pulling away from it nor does Cameron. We also currently have thrush and I'm taking Diflucan and he's on Nystatin. I'm wondering if this could be a cause of all our issues. He's had no more blood in his stool since that one time. He also has been struggling with gaining weight. He was born at 9.3 and four weeks later we are only up to 8.14. Which also makes me wonder about the hindmilk issue. My ped is wonderful very encouraging and supportive of me being so determined to continue with bf. We see him again tomorrow for a weight check and to discuss the blood in stool/dairy issue.

Again, thank you so much for all your help.
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April 17th, 2008, 02:20 PM
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Have you changed anything to help with the hindmilk/foremilk issue? If you nursing from both sides per feeding, try switching to just one until he is done and then offer him the other if he asks for more. You can also try some block feeding, where you nurse on one side only for 2-3 hours, before switching. It helped me some with my overactive letdown and oversupply.
For the thrush, gentian violet works much quicker than Nystatin. You can get it from your local pharmecy, but you have to ask, because it's usually kept behind the counter. Hopefully things are going a little smoother soon!
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April 18th, 2008, 05:36 AM
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Have you changed anything to help with the hindmilk/foremilk issue? If you nursing from both sides per feeding, try switching to just one until he is done and then offer him the other if he asks for more. You can also try some block feeding, where you nurse on one side only for 2-3 hours, before switching. It helped me some with my overactive letdown and oversupply.
For the thrush, gentian violet works much quicker than Nystatin. You can get it from your local pharmecy, but you have to ask, because it's usually kept behind the counter. Hopefully things are going a little smoother soon![/b]
I only nurse from one side at each session. But I am going to try the block feeding to see if that helps. Especially since lately, Cameron wants to nurse every two hours.

I have never used to the gentian violet but will ask the pharm. about it.

Thanks for your help!
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